Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K)—the top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm in Canada—is pleased to announce that advertising and digital agency veteran Andrew Skuja has joined the firm as senior art director.

Andrew, who will be based in Toronto, brings more than 20 years of multi-platform experience to the role, and will work closely with the national creative services team led by Chris Davies to continue to advance the agency's creative offering. His experience includes roles as an art director, designer and illustrator at several advertising and digital agencies where he used his UX and UI design skills to create award-winning interactive experiences. In addition, he has served as digital creative director at TCmedia, Mighty Digital (BensimonByrne) and TBWA/Toronto.

"Andrew has designed and ideated for the Internet since the beginning of the Internet," says H+K Canada's national creative director, Chris Davies. "Having an art director with his depth of experience, along with the ability to mesh UX design and visual design is a rare mix."

H+K's national creative team has seen significant growth in the last year that began with hiring ad industry veteran Chris Davies last March.

"Our clients continue to seek smarter and more integrated creative thinking across all aspects of their businesses," said Goldy Hyder, president and CEO of H+K Canada. "As solutions partners, we remain committed to investing in our creative capabilities to bring the industry's best talent on board to deliver meaningful business impact for our clients."

Andrew is a graduate of the illustration and design program at Sheridan College. He's been a UX and UI design instructor at Centennial College and has sat on its PAC committee for the digital design program for the past three years. He's also been honoured with a number of awards over the years for design and illustration, including Webbys, CMAs, Marketing, Echo, Applied Arts and Strategy.

About H+K Canada

With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada is a leader in both public relations and government relations. Headquartered in Toronto, the company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in the country. Its experts specialize in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications, crisis, energy, technology, health care, social and digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Order of Excellence from Excellence Canada, it has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for eight consecutive years. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 87 offices in 49 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services groups.

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